21st Mar 2001, 16:24
I purchased a 96 Intrepid "new". I'm amazed at the poor repair history. I have owned over ten vehicles and the only one more costly to repair and maintain was a 1973 Cheverolet Vega. I service oil at 3,000 and all other systems on a very timely basis. It has not helped. Dodge should admit this is a junk pile after 50,000 miles.
16th Apr 2001, 21:17
I have a 95 Intrepid bought in 1999 with 49000 miles. This car was bought for my wife to drive, since bought randomly when you would try to start the car it would die. The four way control in the streering colum broke, the fuel pump went out. Three weeks ago it over heated and blew a head gasket. Got the car back and a week later my wife was driving it and it died as she was going down the freeway back in the shop it goes. Diagnosed as needing a new long block. At first we loved the car and was planning on getting a new Intrepid. All service records on file. But with all of this happening before the car has 80,000 miles I think that an Intrepid is out of the question.
17th Jan 2002, 11:52
I have a 96 Dodge Intepid. I have had constant repairs with this car. Once each year I have to replace the inner and outer bushings. I have replaced the Rack and Pinion 3 times. The engine overheated when the radiator leaked and did not give an overheating warning. That resulted in a new engine. I will never buy another Chrysler product again!
10th Feb 2002, 10:42
I have had a 1996 Intrepid for the past 1 1/2 years. I did a carfax report on the car, and it was truly a one-owner car, as was represented. The week I bought the car, with 68,000 miles on it, the water pump went bad. Not a problem, to be expected, really. From the day I got the car, this car truly must hate cold weather. It continually cuts off when idling. I hate being in traffic, because I am constantly having to restart the car. There was an awful groaning in the steering, especially from the start, that seemed to get better after a couple of minutes on the road. I had the fuel rail replaced as it was spewing gas all over the front of the engine, and now my rack and pinion is completely shot. I dreamed of owning an Intrepid forever, now I miss my very low-maintenance Toyota more and more every day. I feel that this car is very unsafe, unreliable, completely unpredictable, and a maintenance nightmare.
19th Aug 2002, 17:57
I have owned my 1996 Chrysler Intrepid for 1 1/2 years. I love how it handles and the power it exudes, but I do have to say that I have had nothing but problems with the car since I bought it.
Listed below are the repairs that have been made to the car during my ownership of it.
I had to replace the starter two months after I bought the car because the old one completely died.
A few months later I had to replace the linkage on the front end.
Two weeks later the air conditioner needed a freon refill due to leaking.
A Month later the battery died. I'd write this one off to normal maintenance.
3 months later, I had to put new inner and outer tie rod ends on the passenger side of the vehicle and a new inner tie rod bushing on the driver side.
4 months later, I had to replace both rear shocks because they were allowing my tires to bottom out while passing over big bumps.
Last week I learned that the air conditioner had died due to a dead compressor. After being told that this will cost me $750 to fix, I am going to roll my windows down for the rest of the summer.
My Wife's Aunt has a 1997 Intrepid. My problems would pale in comparison to the issues she has had with hers. I won't be buying another Intrepid again.
17th Sep 2002, 15:00
I own a 96 Dodge Intrepid ES. The car only has about 32,000 miles on it. I was happy with the car until recently. The car stalls while driving down the road, quite frightening when you have two small children in the back seat. I have taken the car to the dealer four times, but they can't find anything wrong with it. My trust in Chrysler products has been seriously shaken.
14th Feb 2003, 08:12
I own a 1996 Dodge Intrepid which I purchased brand new. I have been very unhappy with the reliability of this vehicle. Since I have owned it I have had to replace the water pump twice, once at 38,000 and once at 72,000 The struts had to be replaced at 70,000 Now it is making a noise when the steering wheel is being turned to the right or left. When coming to a stop and at idle the engine seems to skip. I now have 82,000 on the vehicle.
16th Feb 2003, 12:34
I own a 1996 Dodge Intrepid that was used with about 130,000 miles on it. I've had it about a year and have had NO trouble with it so far. It has never stalled and starts every morning no matter how cold. I drive thirty miles to school and 30 miles back five days a week in addition to all other driving I do. However, I have noticed over the last few weeks that my gas pedal must be pressed much harder than it had before, and the engine seems to jump regardless of whether I am accelerating or not. When I get out of my car I can smell the engine strongly, yet the hood is not hot. I don't know. These symptoms seem to go along with all complaints I've heard about the Intrepid. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
28th Mar 2003, 22:22
I currently own two Dodge Intrepids, both are ES Sedans, 1993 and 1998 models. I purchased both before I realized what mistake it was. Both now have rebuilt transmissions in them. The 1998 model now has a new long block installed since the oil pump failed on it while driving down the highway. The 1993 model is front end nightmare, having both the inner and outer tie rod bushings going bad. These cars a huge headache and I can't even get rid of them since I have so much money in them. The retail and trade value is horrible since there are so many of these cars on the road. Do yourself a favor and buy foreign.
13th Apr 2003, 10:09
I own a 1996 Dodge Intrepid. I have put 170,000 miles on this car without a single problem. I take good care of the vehicle and do my oil and filter changes every 3 to 4000 miles. The car owes me nothing. This past weekend the water pump went and I will replace it and give the vehicle to my son and purchase another Dodge Intrepid.
I did own a 1993 Dodge Intrepid prior to this 1996 Dodge Intrepid. I had a few problems, but nothing I couldn't handle. One of the problems was that it would stall driving down the road and wouldn't start for a ten minute lag, then it would start, so I couldn't rely on it. I finally brought it to a dealership and they found the problem which was on a recall and fixed it and I had no problems from then on. I drove that 1993 Dodge Intrepid 149,500 miles before trading it in on a 1996 Dodge Intrepid.
As you can see I drive a lot, take good care of the car and I would recommend them to anyone wishing for a good reliable good looking vehicle.